We all know how beautiful a royal wedding can be, but sometimes the incredible jewels involved get overlooked! Wonderwall.com is rounding up some of the most beautiful royal engagement rings, starting with this stunner featuring a 2.5-carat round center stone and baguette diamonds that are .75 carats — all of which were ethically sourced from Botswana. Find out which royal is wearing it, next, then keep reading to see even more royal engagement gems!
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Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi presented Britain's Princess Beatrice with this gorgeous bespoke platinum and diamond ring in Italy in September 2019 when he asked her to be his wife. The British-Italian property developer worked with jeweler Shaun Leane on the piece, approaching him about four months before the proposal, People magazine reported. "Edo was very prepared and he had done his research. He had a very strong feeling about what he wanted," Shaun said. "He knew that he wanted a round stone, and he knew he wanted platinum. We talked about aesthetic and he said, 'I really love Art Deco, and Beatrice really likes a Victorian aesthetic in jewelry.' We talked about fusing the two together and he thought it would be lovely to do that, to fuse their two personalities together within the ring. There was a real unity."
This three-diamond stunner features a center stone from Botswana and two side diamonds that came from a late royal's personal jewelry collection. Find out whose it is, next.
Prince Harry designed the beautiful engagement ring that he used to propose to Meghan Markle. Two outside diamonds are from his late mother Princess Diana's jewelry collection while the larger center diamond is a stone from Botswana — which is where Harry and Meghan took their first vacation together in 2016. Meghan and Harry made their engagement news official on Nov. 27, 2017, and got married on May 19, 2018. Harry upgraded Duchess Meghan's ring in 2019, replacing its original plain yellow gold band with a micropave diamond band.
Wow! This 18-carat oval sapphire surrounded in diamonds sure is a beauty. Which famous royal did this stunner belong to?
That flawless stone belonged to the one and only Princess Diana! Not only did the beloved royal get to wear that massive rock, but she got to pick it out too! After Prince Charles proposed in 1981, Diana got to choose her own engagement ring from a selection by Garrard Jewelers. On why she opted for that particular sparkler, Diana later said, "It was the biggest."
What a royal beauty! This padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds makes one memorable engagement ring… but can you recall to whom it belongs?
Jack Brooksbank gave it to his intended, Princess Eugenie, after seven years of dating while on vacation in Nicaragua. The betrothed couple will be tying the knot in October 2018 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Does this one look familiar? This 18-carat sapphire stunner surrounded by diamonds made a reappearance in 2010 on another future royal's left hand.
Which prince designed this stunning round-cut diamond engagement ring in 2014?
This sparkly creation was designed by Prince Carl Philip of Sweden! He proposed to girlfriend Sofia Hellqvist in 2014 and presented her with this diamond ring — which he had a hand in designing. It features a stunning round center stone surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds.
This wasn't this royal's original engagement ring! When her future husband saw that ladies in Hollywood had larger rings than the eternity band he'd originally presented his love with, he replaced it with the 10.5-carat emerald-cut diamond ring you see here.
That massive rock belongs to Grace Kelly! When Prince Rainier III of Monaco originally proposed, he presented her with a Cartier band made of rubies and diamonds, then later went back to the same jeweler to get her this 10.5-carat stunner.
A mix of old and new! Which prince presented his future princess with this beautiful sapphire — an heirloom from his royal family — but added a heart-shaped diamond for a new touch?
That would be Prince Pavlos of Greece, who incorporated the heart-shaped diamond to enhance a ring featuring his family's heirloom sapphire. He gave the ring to Marie-Chantal Miller back in 1995 before making her the crown princess of Greece upon their marriage.
Which royal received this ruby engagement ring back in 1986?
That one belongs to the Duchess of York — Sarah Ferguson! Prince Andrew presented her with this beautiful, vibrant ring featuring a ruby surrounded by diamonds upon their engagement.
Here's a whopper! This ring, whose design even has a name — the Tethys — features a three-carat pear-shaped diamond in the midst of a sea of round diamonds.
That massive stone now belongs to Princess Charlene of Monaco! When Prince Albert proposed to Charlene Wittstock in 2010, he gave her this ring from Maison Repossi.
This ring's origin has a sweet and sentimental story. The diamond was plucked from a tiara that belonged to the future groom's mother.
This ring belonged to then-Princess Elizabeth! Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the former Prince Philip of Greece, proposed to the woman now known as Queen Elizabeth II back in 1947 with this diamond that came from a tiara belonging to his mother, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark.
Which royal received this 16-baguette diamond engagement ring back in 2003?
Prince Felipe of Spain — who's now King Felipe VI — proposed to his then-girlfriend, journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, back in 2003 and gifted her with this 16-baguette diamond band from Suarez jewelers.
Back in 1999, a soon-to-be royal was given this stunning 2-carat oval diamond ring featuring heart-shaped stones on the sides.
Prince Edward announced his plans to marry Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999. In June that year, their marriage made her the Countess of Wessex. Her pretty oval diamond ring came from the family's preferred jeweler — Garrard.